St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. What's not to love? It's a great excuse to have a cocktail or two, there are awesome parades in very Irish cities like Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, (wait Philadelphia? Yes! Philadelphia had its first St. Patrick's Day parade in 1771!) and … [Read more...] about Boozy Shamrock Shake – Adults Only St. Patrick’s Day Treat
A trifle is a classic British dessert made with a thin layer of cake, traditionally soaked in sherry, topped with layers of preserves, custard, and cream. Trifles can be relatively simple to make or as complex as you want to make them. Trifles are easy to customize to your specific tastes and flavor … [Read more...] about Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle
After we got engaged Colm and I talked a lot about where to get married. We had no family in Connecticut (we didn't move to North Carolina until much later) and I really didn't want to go back to Iowa to get married when most of our friends were out East. Colm joked that we should get married in … [Read more...] about Carolina Sweet Tart
These little Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs have a great big taste and IMHO are... da bomb! I love how simple they are to make and you can customize them for everyone in the family! My take on a jalapeno popper was a big hit with my family. The few that don't like spicy (these were only mildly … [Read more...] about Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs
Do you or someone you know suffer from Oreo addiction? Then this Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cake with Oreo Buttercream recipe is for you! Now, to be honest, I don't LOVE Oreo cookies the way most people do. Occasionally, I will get a craving, but honestly I'd rather have a homemade cookie. But I … [Read more...] about Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cake with Oreo Buttercream
I love to bake. I don't do it as much as my kids would like, but when I do bake, I do it well! (Bread and cookies are my specialties, they never last longer than a few minutes in the house unless I bake when the kids aren't home, lol). This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time. … [Read more...] about Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!